Anxiety is a brain thing. One way or another, an over-stimulation of the central nervous system. In some, an uber-stimulation of the nervous system. The body and the brain are changed by anxiety – the body’s systems are activated by anxiety. Anxiety is many things, but it’s also a brain thing.
Some drawings just happen. Like this one.
Down a bit of a rabbit hole today while working on the graphic novel about sister Sam. Bodies disabled by brain injury, disease, gun shots, genetic disorders, were heavy on my mind. Here’s one of the drawings I did today as I worked through these thoughts.
New drawing (in process) for my Dixon Place performance – exploring anxiety and the central nervous system.
Mentors are a gift. Dr. Tom Ostrowski influenced my life in countless ways. But mostly by simply caring about me, my family, and the integrity of my work. Thanks Dr.O. RIP
This is the last drawing I did in London, July 15, 2016. I was thinking about people who feel invisible and how much I might, through gentle eye contact, be able to make them feel visible. At least that’s what I was hoping when I drew this.
As I’ve been drawing in London and Dundee (2016), Facebook reminded me of these drawings from my time in Tokyo, 1994.